Karin A. Pacheco, MD, MSPH

Karin A. Pacheco
Karin A. Pacheco, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Pacheco is in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Environmental and Occupational Diseases

Special Interests

Clinical Interests 

Occupational asthma and allergies. Challenge Chamber for diagnosis of Occupational Asthma.

Dr. Pacheco specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational asthma and allergic disease. She performs specific occupational allergen challenges to help diagnose occupational asthma as well as specific skin and patch testing to occupational allergens.

 

Research Interests

Genetic and environmental risk factors for asthma and allergy to laboratory animals in exposed research scientists and technicians.

Education

Education
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH, Preventive Med & Biometrics, Honors Thesis
New York University School of Medicine, MD, with Honors
New York University, Premedical Studies
Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA), BA, Economics & French Literature
L'Académie (Paris), Junior Year Abroad
Residency
National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Residency, Occupational Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
1991-1992: Della McShane Fellowship in Medicine (Allergy)
1990-1991: Liz Claiborne, Inc. Fellowship in Immunology NYU MD with honors in microbiology First Prize for Student Research Bertran Gesner Memorial Prize for excellence in research in immunology

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology
American Conjoint Board of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Occupational Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Environmental and Occupational Respiratory Disease Section
American Thoracic Society, Environmental/Occupational Health Section
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Publications

Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, and C Rose. Association of CD14 alleles with chest symptoms and lung function in laboratory animal researchers. (manuscript in preparation) Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, Murphy J, Dubois R, and C Rose. Association of TLR4 alleles with symptoms and sensitization to laboratory animals. (manuscript in revision)

Pacheco K, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill M, Martyny J, Newman L, and Rose CS. Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50 (6): 563-572. epub April 2006.

Pacheco KA, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill ME, Martyny J, Newman LS, Hamman RF, and Rose CS. Airborne endotoxin predicts symptoms in nonsensitized technicians and research scientists exposed to laboratory mice. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003; 167: 983-990.

Pacheco K, Tarkowski M, Negri J, Sterritt C, Rosenwasser L, and Borish L. The influence of diesel exhaust particles on mononuclear phagocytic cell-derived cytokines: IL-10, TGF-b and IL-1b. Clin Exp Immunol. 2001 Dec; 126(3): 374-83.

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Allergy/Immunology, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

“Bioaerosols in Occupational Medicine,” A Problem-Based Learning Course
“History of Occupational Medicine” in Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health

Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654
  • Fax: 303.398.1452

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Provider showed concern
4.6

Friendliness
4.6

Spoke using clear language
4.6

Provider explained things clearly
4.5

Amount of time spent with you
4.6

Provider included you in decisions
4.6

Confidence in your doctor
4.6

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.6
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
The doctor was outstanding and I enjoyed her very much

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
I really enjoyed my visit. The doctor was very compassionate and knowledgeable.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
*Dr. Pacheco was wonderful, still is. She & her team still connect w. us when needed. Very thankful for her & her team.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
*Dr. Pachehco was very thorough in explaining possible allergic reactions some individuals may experience with the cement used with limb replacements.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed my appointments with Dr. Pacheco. She is a very personable, professional and competent doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
She is an amazing doctor! You feel like that she is your friend.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
The doctor asked the right questions to fill in on information I did not make clear at first

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
*Dr. Pacheco was the best. She spent time with me discussing my overall health & well-being & showed genuine concern. She discussed the [diagnostic] testing with me & explained the results. I appreciate everything.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2020
Dr. Pacheco and her staff were well informed, patient and helpful.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2020
I was very pleased with care provider!

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